I am new to Monday.com, and when I started using it and seeing its capabilities, I was amazed. My initial thoughts were that I could have done with this application in some of the organisations’ projects/teams I have worked on.
Unfortunately, as I started using it more, I began to find some limitations, things that didn’t work as expected by default, until I found another way of doing it, which is fine, as it’s own app. However, there are some basic PM tool functionalities that I expect to work by default or be straightforward to implement, which does not be the case, and so my confidence in the app is reducing, as I must have certainty when working on projects as we often work to challenging timescales and conditions.
Two of these issues are as follows:
Dependencies Not Auto-Updating Dates
My linked dependencies are not auto-updating on sub-items when the dates change.
Dependencies Starting From Today
My project timelines start from the day that I create the sub-item and not the future date as needed when planning projects.
I believe that there are ways to achieve these basic functions. However, I cannot find them and have wasted enough time on this, which is becoming frustrating.
Fully appreciate that there is a learning curve here. However, what I do not want to do is waste time looking for the solution for it not to exist or to then discover that I need to go to a Marketplace!